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Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain - Saints of the British Isles - January
St. Aed of Ferns ('Aedh-og
or Mo-Aedh-og, Maedoc, Aedan, Aidan, or
Mogue) was an early bishop of
He was born at Inisbrefny (an island in
TempleportLake) then in the area known as Magh
Slécht, now the parish of Templeport,
about 550; he died at Ferns, 31 January 632...
St. Augustine's, Canterbury, Abbot of
Wearmouth, Abbot of
12th January AD 689 at Wearmouth, Co Durham.
Biscop Baducing was born in Northumbria in
AD 628, of a noble English family. When quite a young man, he stood high in the
Royal favour and was rewarded for his services to King Oswiu by the gift of a
possession in land suitable to his rank...
Branwallader is a Saint of the 6th century, feast day (in Jersey) of January 19th. He is also known as Branwalader,
Branwalator, Brelade, Breward. It is likely that the name "St.
Brelade" is a corruption of "St. Branwallader"....
St. Cedd was the eldest of four holy brothers, born
into a noble Northumbrian family at the beginning of the 7th century. With his
siblings, Cynebil, Caelin & (St.) Chad, he entered the school at
Lindisfarne Priory at an early age and learnt the ways of the Irish monks under
Bishop Aidan. They were eventually sent to Ireland for further study and all
four subsequently became priests...
was the son of Fintan, son of Finloga, prince of South Muster, and Gelgesia,
daughter of Aedhfinn, prince of Hy-Briuin in
He was born probably amongst the Hy-Bruin, and was baptized by St. Brendan
the Traveller, his father's uncle, who then ruled a monastery in the
Oirbsen, now called Inisquin in Lough
Often called “Badonicus” because he was said to be born in
the same year the Saxons were defeated by the Britons in the battle of Mons
Badonicus [Mount Badon],
Gildas was born in the lower valley of the Clyde in central Scotland into
the ruling family of a small kingdom centred around Dumbarton. As we know few
facts about this battle, the date of Gildas’ birth can only tentatively be
placed to the decades either side of the beginning of the Sixth Century. Bede
indirectly suggests the year 493 for this event.
In 664, the great abbey of Peterborough
was consecrated in the English kingdom
of Mercia, the gift of
King Wulfhere and his brother Ethelred to the Church. The consecration was
attended by kings, nobles, bishops, and clergy; among them were Wilfrid of York,
one of the great monastic founders of early England,
and Archbishop Deusdedit of Canterbury.
Peterborough became the center of a great
religious renaissance in Mercia,
with monks and solitaries entering the abbey or settling near its grounds...